Taiji Matsue Landscapes

1 ATLAS97

Atlas 1997 #30

2 CHIHUAHUA

Chihuahua 1999 #16

3 GARICIA98

Galicia 1998 #8

4 LESOTHO95

Lesotho 1995 #27

5 SINAI97

Sinai 1997 #8

7 ALPS 1996 #12

Alps 1996 #12

8 ANDES 1995 #14

Andes 1995 #14

9 AUSTRALIA 1996 #2

Australia 1996 #2

10 CARIFORNIA 1996 #14

California 1996 #14

11 COLORADO 2000 #71

Colorado 2000 #71

12 EGYPT 1997 #5

Egypt 1997 #5

13 IRAN 1998 #12

Iran 1998 #12

14 IRAN 1998 #17

Iran 1998 #17

15 JAPAN 1999 #61

Japan 1999 #61

16 KOREA 1999 #3

Korea 1999 #3

17 MOROCCO 1997 #6

Morocco 1997 #6

18 NEW MEXICO 1997 #25

New Mexico 1997 #25

19 NEW ZEALAND 1996 #8

New Zealand 1996 #8

20 PYRENEES 1992 #1

Pyrenees 1992 #1

21 SOUTH AFRICA 1995 #8

South Africa 1995 #8

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Photographer Taiji Matsue’s work offers the viewer glimpses of the earth’s surface from a great variety of locations. Regardless of the setting however, his subjective depiction of the landscape in frontally-lit stark black and white deprives it of existential or endemic meaning. Through this unique style Matsue’s images take on the appearance of collected specimens of the earth, and whether the subject is a vast cityscape or an empty desert, it is regarded as no more than a fragment of the face of the planet on which we live. The detailed black and white patterns recorded in Matsue’s works evoke a daydream-like beauty and intensity, a quality that further enhances this unique and remarkable vision.

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© Taiji Matsue courtesy of TARO NASU, Tokyo

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